Digital Media & Entertainment Council Meeting

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Name: Digital Media & Entertainment Council Meeting
Date: September 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PDT
Event Description:
Digital Media & Entertainment Council Meeting 

Join us for a lively discussion on: 
"The Innovative & Disruptive Power of The Arts" (Creating through the Pandemic) 

Friday September 18 10-11:15am

Our Keynote Speaker, Danielle Brazell, is the General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (CA), reporting directly to the Mayor and leading a full time staff of 85 and a part-time staff of 200. Ms. Brazell works with the progressive arts agency’s: Assistant General Manager; Director of Marketing, Development, and Design Strategy; and its Public Art Division, Grants Administration Division, Community Arts Division, Performing Arts Program, and General Administration and Support Program directors to oversee a $125 million portfolio of facilities, capital improvement projects, grants, educational initiatives, and programming providing arts and cultural services in neighborhoods across Los Angeles. 

Executive Director since 2014, Sarah Russin is expanding on LACE’s experimental spirit and legacy of presenting groundbreaking and socially engaged art. With the LACE team she is dedicated to the development and support of artists and artistic communities, and to offering LACE as a communal center that welcomes a broad audience to experience and create dialogue around contemporary art and culture. Shortly after arriving at LACE, she established the signature annual Emerging Curator’s Program, designed to discover curatorial talent in Los Angeles. In celebration of LACE’s 40th Anniversary, Sarah worked closely with The Getty Research Institute in their acquisition of The LACE Archives.

Caldwell taught several years at CalArts and became a major force in CAP (Community Arts Partnership). In 1984, he founded KAOS Network, a community arts center dedicated to providing training on digital arts, media arts and multi-media, at the heart of Leimert Park, historic center of the Los Angeles jazz culture, now hosting a diverse multi-ethnic multimedia arts center. KAOS Network was designed to empower the youth of the community and is the only organization of its kind in South Central Los Angeles where inner-city youths can participate in hands-on courses in video production, animation, web-site development, video teleconferencing, CD ROM production, and use of the Internet. KAOS is also home to WORDshop, a weekly workshop for hip-hop artists, dancers, singers and visual artists. 

Ms. Kaifu is the President of JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, which is a public diplomacy initiative launched by the Japanese government. Prior to joining JAPAN HOUSE in January 2016, she was Managing Director in the Corporate Communications Department of MUFG Union Bank, owned by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. She started her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
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Friday September 18th from 10am to 11:15am 
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